Craig and Annette Holzem, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Holzem, Kirkwood, to Zachary Michels, Kirkwood, son of Mark and Sue Michels, Washington.

Ken “Tweedy” and Rose Strubberg, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with dinner Friday, Nov. 25, at The Hawthorne Inn and a blessing Saturday, Nov. 26, at 4:30 Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington.

Jacob and Meghan Maddox, St. Clair, announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Violet Maddox. She was born Oct. 7, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins her big sister Ellie, age 2.

Matt and Jamie (Fink) Borgmann, Union, announce the birth of a son, August Edward Borgmann. Born Nov. 8, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

Rachel Marie Pezold and Theodore Matthew Stahl, both of Washington, exchanged wedding vows June 25, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Dutzow.

Adam Christopher and Katelyn Marie Bennett, Washington, announce the birth of a firstborn daughter, Lacey Mae Bennett. Born Nov. 5, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long.

Meghann Konczal and Nathan Holt were united in marriage Oct. 7, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington. Deacon Richard Boland officiated at the ceremony.

Steven and Katie (Bleckman) Brand, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Bentley Charles Brand. Born Oct. 24, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long.

Alan and Julie Sahm, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Lorelei Jane Sahm. Born Sept. 1, 2016, in Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Keith and Renee Coulter, Washington, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Nov. 15, 2016. Mr. Coulter and the former Miss Slemp were united in marriage Nov. 15, 1986, at First Presbyterian Church, Washington.

John R. and Lori (Busse) Lamke, Union, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary Dec. 19, 2016, by having a small celebration with their children and family members. Their children are Timothy Lamke and wife Carie, Alton, Ill.; and Brandon Lamke, St. Clair.

Ron and Cathy Peterson, Washington, and Douglas and Dawn Engel, Jonesburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Tallman, to Drew Risley, son of Sandy Wissbaum, Wentzville, and Duane Risley, Edmond, Okla.

Bob and Betty Boyd, Lake Sherwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Boyd, Chicago, Ill., to Steven Pinkham, Chicago, Ill., son of Lisa and Ken Pinkham, Springfield, Ill.

Sarah (Veasman) Toppmeyer and Adam Toppmeyer, St. Louis, announce the birth of a daughter, Sloane Marie Toppmeyer. Born Aug. 14, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Joshua and Monica (Bourne) Gleb, Kansas City, announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Mae Gleb. Born Sept. 27, 2016, at St. Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park, Kan., she weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Bob and Pat Michel Broeker, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends at St. Ann Parish Hall Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. They were married Oct. 20, 1956, at St. George Church, Hermann.

Danny and Katie Bierbaum proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Josephine (Josie) Mae Bierbaum. She was born July 15, 2016, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.

Michael and Laurie Filla, St. Albans, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Michelle Filla, Wildwood, to Daniel Joseph Stokes, Wildwood, son of Gary Stokes, Arnold, and Barb Phillips, Lake St. Louis.

Michele Lee Dixon and Gregory Lewis Pace were united in marriage Oct. 5, 2016, in Orange Beach, Ala. The Rev. Chris Humphries officiated at the ceremony.

Percy and Hollis (Scarborough) Rodriguez, New York City, announce the birth of a son, Huck James Rodriguez. Born Sept. 13, 2016, in New York City, he weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

Ed and Eileen Best, Pacific, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, with more than 80 family and friends at a gathering at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. Clair that was given by their family.

Justin and Amy (Unnerstall) Alferman, Hermann, announce the birth of a son, Ezra Charles Alferman. Born Sept. 28, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces.

Ralph and Tonette (Williams) Thurman, St. Clair, are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage Oct. 11, 1986, at First Baptist Church of St. Clair.

Andy and Laverne Sullentrup recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at the Washington Senior Center given by their daughters, Diane Sawyers and Kristin Hagedorn, and attended by many friends and family.

Chad and Michelle Weiser, New Haven, are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage Oct. 5, 1996, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, New Haven.

Tyler and Sarah (Schowe) Bloch, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Henry Frederick Bloch. Born Sept. 9, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (Mueller), Washington, announce the birth of a son, Jack Oliver Kennedy. Born Sept. 22, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Elias and Julia (Mueller) McDonald, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Rylan Elias McDonald. Born Sept. 26, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Ben and Kelsey Breitenbach, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Lynleigh Sophia Breitenbach. Born Aug. 24, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Paul Michael and Jessica Ebsworth Steffens, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Winston Joseph Steffens. Born Sept. 13, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 22 inches long.

Ethan and Hannah (Diederich) Bruckerhoff, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Rowan Kenneth Bruckerhoff. Born Sept. 24, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 8 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

Gerald “Fuzzy” and Kathryn Branson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Oct. 2. They were united in marriage Oct. 2, 1976, at St. Paul’s UCC, Marthasville, by the Rev. Robert Hedeman.

Richard and Bonnie Riegel, Washington, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering hosted by their children and families. Richard and the former Miss Hellebusch were married Sept. 10, 1966, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Concord Hill.

Norbert and Myra (Sullentrup) Wunderlich, Washington, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage Sept. 17, 1966, at St. Gertrude Church, Krakow.

Hannah Jeanette Diermann and Andrew Edmund Alfermann were united in marriage July 30, 2016, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Concord Hill. Father Kevin Schmittgens officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Darren and Kimberly (Van Leer) Chaves, St. Clair, announce the birth of a son, Aidan Matthew Chaves. Born Aug. 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Andrew and Rebeca James announce the birth of a son, Lincoln Harvey James. Born Sept. 15, 2016, he weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Jerry and Patti Scott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, with a gathering at the Hummingbird Club in Washington given and hosted by family members.

Scott and Lisa Halmich, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Ian Arthur Halmich. Born Aug. 16, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, he weighed 7.1 pounds and was 20.25 inches long.

Adam and Jamie (Luechtefeld) Knight, Villa Ridge, announce the birth of a daughter, Kate Christine Knight. Born Aug. 30, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Mr. Jerry R. Clark of Imperial, along with Bob and Jeanette Ackerman of St. Clair, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Danielle Clark, Beaufort, to Daniel Jacob Nolting, Beaufort, son of Mark and Beverly Nolting of Beaufort.

Tracy Marie Marquart and Matthew Aaron Bacott were united in marriage May 21, 2016, at Maramec Spring Park in St. James. Hannah Bacott, groom’s sister, officiated at the outdoor double-ring ceremony.

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David and Abby (Kuenzel) Painter, Union, announce the birth of a son, Eric Joseph Painter. Born Sept. 1, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Zach and Laycie (Graves) Kosark, Union, announce the birth of a son, Cayson Jude Kosark. Born Aug. 13, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Amy Bueker and Jeremy Saling welcomed their daughter, Aryan Angel, into the world Aug. 26, 2016. She weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 17 1/2 inches long.

Brad and Sarah (Hinson) Grus, Beaufort, announce the birth of a daughter, Alyssa Brooke Grus. Born Aug. 15, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

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